Internationally recognised actor, Nick Mancuso was born in Calabria, Italy, in 1948. In 1953, his family migrated to Toronto, Canada, where he spent his formative years and attended the University of Toronto and the University of Guelph. He received a degree in Psychology in 1968, after which he began his professional acting career. A founding member of the 'alternative' theatres of Toronto, including Toronto Free Theatre and Factory Lab Theatre, Nick Mancuso has starred in over 120 movies and stage TV programs, world-wide. He has been a recipient of many acting awards, including the Genie (Canada), The Houston Festival Best Actor Award, and Il Polifemo D'Argento (Italy). He has also written and performed his own works: "Hotel Praha" and "The Death of Socrates", which was broadcast by CBC Radio.